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Securing the Good Life: Developing Safeguards for Vulnerable People

October 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Securing the Good Life: Developing Safeguards for Vulnerable People

About the Seminar

To be human is to be vulnerable. However, people with disability often live with greater vulnerability than others. In an attempt to keep people safe it is possible to limit their lives by being over-protective and so worried about risk that the person has little chance of experiencing the good things of life.

While it may not be possible to eliminate a person’s vulnerabilities, intentional safeguards can assist to minimise or make up for them.

This seminar will highlight the importance of recognising and understanding an individual’s vulnerabilities, as well as explore ways to manage these areas in a positive, life expanding way.

Topics covered will include: 

• What do we mean by vulnerabilities?
• How to manage vulnerability without being over-protective
• Common sources of vulnerability for people with disability
• What are intentional safeguards and how do we put these in place?
• Examples of this way of thinking and working
• The role of supporters & organisations

About the presenter

Michael Kendrick is well known as an educator, advocate, consultant and author. He worked in government and non-government agencies before becoming a consultant. Michael has been a regular visitor to Queensland for over 20 years. He brings an understanding of local and national issues, as well as an international perspective on the issues that people with disability and their supporters face as they strive to live in their community.

Who should attend
People with disabilities, family members, allies, advocates, workers and others who are interested in safeguarding good lives for individuals with disabilities and other people who may be highly vulnerable.

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$150 Full Fee

$65 People with a disability and family members


Purchase your ticket by 20th October, 2017

Need some assistance with fees? 

CRU has some capacity to reduce registration fees and assist with other costs, particularly for people with disability & family members not sponsored by an organisation.  Contact CRU for more information.

CRU’s cancellation policy – https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation 


October 31, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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